Tuesday, 21 February 1995
Dáil Éireann Debate
236. Mr. Bell asked the Minister for Defence the nature and extent of the eight million pound increase for buildings in the capital budget of the Defence Forces for 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3940/95]
Minister for Defence (Mr. Coveney): A total of £13.5 million has been provided under Subhead V of the Defence Estimates 1995 for building and engineering works. This represents an increase of £8.15 million on the 1994 outturn of £5.35 million and will be expended on capital projects (£9.5 million) and maintenance projects (£4 million) throughout the Defence Forces. These include building, engineering, painting, tarmacadam, maintenance and repair works and the purchase of stores and materials for the Corps of Engineers.
237. Mr. Bell asked the Minister for Defence the nature and extent of the 8 per cent increase for the Reserve Defence Forces in the capital budget of the Defence Forces non capital for 1995; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3941/95]
Minister for Defence (Mr. Coveney): The increased allocation in respect of the Reserve Defence Force in Subhead D of the Defence Estimate 1995 provides for a 30 per cent increase in the rate of gratuities payable to reservists, who attend at annual training in 1995. The allocation also provides for increases in rates of pay and allowances in accordance with the Programme for Competitiveness and Work.
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